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Police Had Been Called Previously to Home Where Ohio Officers were Killed

February 12, 2018  | 

Police officers Anthony Morelli, left, and Eric Joering were killed while responding to a call in Westerville, Ohio. (Photo: City of Westerville)
Police officers Anthony Morelli, left, and Eric Joering were killed while responding to a call in Westerville, Ohio. (Photo: City of Westerville)

Westerville, Ohio, police were previously called to the home where a man fatally shot two police officers on Sunday. Incident reports showed that the calls were made for three domestic disputes but no arrests were ever made.

Westerville officers Eric Joering, 39, and Anthony Morelli, 54, were killed shortly after noon Saturday in this normally quiet suburb while responding to a 911 hang-up call.

The suspect, 30-year-old Quentin Smith, was shot and wounded by the officers and taken to Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center in critical condition Saturday, a Westerville city spokeswoman said. The hospital would not provide updates on his condition Sunday.

Smith was officially charged late Sunday afternoon with two counts of aggravated murderm CBS News reports.


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Jon Retired LEO @ 2/12/2018 3:37 PM

Sounds like a set up for an ambush plain and simple.

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